Impact Destinations & Events Your Northern California Event Specialists

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Our Culture

We thrive on developing meaningful partnerships with our clients. We find this business most rewarding when we are serving the success of companies AND the people we serve.  We want to make you, the event owner, a success in the eyes of your stakeholders and attendees. This is not just a business or another project…it is about passion for creating something special that has not been done before.


Dan Houdek

Dan Houdek,
Founder and President

With more than 25 years serving the most discriminating clientele, Dan is the mastermind behind Impact Destinations & Events. He puts his mark on every program, every event, every client contact to ensure that all i’s are dotted and the t’s crossed. Without fail…in a creative and professional way.  Dan brings to Impact a culture of excellence that comes from his 14 years of adopting the values and high standards of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. He understands the magic that comes from the perfect combination of destination, the event and a special hotel to ensure a memorable experience. He brought his Midwest values of hard work, integrity and commitment to excellence to California and found gold in the beauty, culture and diversity that is the Bay Area. Dan is continually inspired by the wonders of Northern California and shares his infectious enthusiasm with clients large and small.   His tireless commitment to delivering greater creativity and flawless service is a hallmark of Impact Destinations & Events. 


The CreativeTeam

They are a force to be reckoned with as they discover and share new venues, new activities, new memory-making moments. With more than 50 years of experience, Impact’s team offers program development, activity and tour coordination, transportation management, hospitality staff and more.  Their expertise delivers the behind the scenes know-how that unlocks the secrets of special permits, exclusive opportunities and unique venues.


The Operations Team

They offer the collective experience of hundreds of programs. Nothing fazes the Impact operations team. They’ve seen everything. They come from all sides of the business and will bring to your project the insight of understanding the big picture, your objectives and how to make every small detail deliver to those objectives.


As Californians, we are dedicated to the greening of events. We make every effort to educate our clients on the options available to their programs including:

  • Low emission transportation
  • Venues that self-generate power
  • Low carbon events
  • Recycling and composting at events
  • Recyclable signage
  • LEEDS certified vendors
  • Local, sustainable vendors

Impact Destinations & Events’ team of professionals share Dan’s commitment to developing and delivering memorable experiences.  An added bonus…we are great to work with and bring a sense of humor to what can be stressful situations!  Present us with a challenge and we will transform it into a success for you! 


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